Ranvir Singh

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Ranvir Singh
Born11 August 1977 (1977-08-11) (age 42)
Alma materLancaster University, University of Central Lancashire
OccupationPresenter, newsreader
Notable credit(s)
BBC North West Tonight
Good Morning Britain
ITV News
Real Stories with Ranvir Singh
Eat, Shop, Save

Ranvir Singh (born 11 August 1977) is an English television presenter and journalist, best known for her presenting roles on the ITV Breakfast programmes Daybreak and Good Morning Britain. She is currently the Political Editor of Good Morning Britain.

Singh occasionally presents the ITV News bulletins, acting as a stand-in presenter and has presented Real Stories with Ranvir Singh and Eat, Shop, Save, both primetime factual series for ITV.

Early life[edit]

Singh was born in 1977 in Preston, Lancashire into a Sikh family. Educated at Kirkham Grammar School, an independent school in Kirkham, Lancashire, she graduated from the University of Lancaster with a degree in English and Philosophy. She then gained a postgraduate qualification in journalism at the School of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Central Lancashire in Preston.[1]


Singh joined BBC Radio Lancashire in 2002, initially on work experience before being given a six-month contract. She then moved to BBC GMR, covering the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.[2]

Singh joined the BBC North West regional news programme North West Tonight in 2005 as a journalist and bulletin presenter.[2][3] Her first national presenting role came on Good Friday, 2006 when she co-presented Manchester Passion, a live BBC Three play that retold the last hours of Jesus Christ.

On 10 September 2007, Singh joined long-serving presenter Gordon Burns as the main co-presenter on BBC North West Tonight. Former BBC South Today sports editor Roger Johnson became Singh's co-presenter in October 2011 following Burns' departure.[3] While working on North West Tonight, Singh was also a cover presenter for late night and weekend breakfast shows on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Singh went on maternity leave from North West Tonight on 18 May 2012. It was later announced that she would not be returning to the BBC but would be joining the ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak.[4] She made her first appearance on Daybreak on 3 September 2012.[5]

In 2012, Singh occasionally reviewed the newspapers on This Morning.

In May 2014, Singh joined Good Morning Britain as a features correspondent and news presenter with Susanna Reid, Sean Fletcher, Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins.

Since May 2014, Singh has been a relief newscaster on various ITV News bulletins. On 25 September 2014, Singh joined the factual ITV programme Tonight as a reporter.

Since March 2015, she has guest presented numerous Exposure specials. From 2015 until 2016, Ranvir presented two primetime series for ITV called Real Stories with Ranvir Singh.[6] Since November 2016, Singh has co-presented The Martin Lewis Money Show alongside Martin Lewis.

As of 2016, Singh continues as an occasional relief presenter on the ITV Lunchtime News, ITV Evening News and ITV Weekend News. In July & August 2017, Singh presented the four-part factual series, Eat, Shop, Save for ITV.

Awards and honours[edit]

  • In July 2013, Singh received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire.[7]
  • In October 2015 she won Media Personality of the Year at the Asian Media Awards.[citation needed]
  • On 20 January 2017 she was inaugurated as Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Singh is of Punjabi, Indian origin.[citation needed] She lives in the Chilterns with her two-year-old son Tushaan.[9]


Year Title Role
2005–2012 North West Tonight Presenter
2012–2014 Daybreak Co-presenter and newscaster
2012 This Morning Newspaper reviewer
2012— Lorraine News correspondent
2014— Good Morning Britain Political Editor and Relief presenter
ITV Lunchtime News Relief newscaster
ITV Evening News
ITV News weekend bulletins
2014–2016, 2018 Tonight Occasional reporter
2014–2015, 2017— ITV News at Ten Relief newscaster
2015 Exposure: When Pregnant Women Drink Reporter
2015–2016 Real Stories with Ranvir Singh[10] Presenter
2016–2017 The Martin Lewis Money Show Co-presenter
2017— Eat, Shop, Save Presenter
Guest appearances


  1. ^ "Ranvir Singh dons hat and gown to become University of Central Lancashire Chancellor". Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Former Fylde schoolgirl lands BBC job".
  3. ^ a b BBC. "Ranvir Singh".
  4. ^ Ranvir Singh to leave North West Tonight Ariel, BBC, 28 May 2012
  5. ^ Kate Goodacre Daybreak relaunch: Lorraine Kelly, Aled Jones start on September 3 Kate Goodacre, Digital Spy, 23 August 2012
  6. ^ "Real Stories with Ranvir Singh".
  7. ^ "Ranvir goes back to school for honorary degree". Lancashire Post. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  8. ^ AVGudgeon@uclan.ac.uk, Alison Gudgeon. "Archive – News -".
  9. ^ Welch, Tricia (3 August 2014). "In the closet with Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh".
  10. ^ "Real Stories With Ranvir Singh".
  11. ^ "The Chase: Celebrity Special Episode 2".

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